Contemporary Sculptures and Paintings
Contemporary sculptures and paintings are the focus of Galerie B in Sinzheim/Baden-Baden. The gallery was founded in 1992 by Barbara Koppelstätter. Back then, the emerging worldwide Studio Glass Movement, which started in the US, presented the initial spark. Far off the large furnaces in glass factories, many artists were now capable of shaping freely blown glass into pieces of art with no other function or purpose. Individually shaping glass quickly spread among artists. Today, renowned artists like Tony Cragg, Isa Genzken, Gerhard Richter or Dan Flavin naturally work with glass as well. In the end it’s a question of contents rather than of material.
Nearly all artists presented at Galerie B work with various materials or in mixed media. Bronze, rock, Aluminum, concrete, steel or paper are commonplace, in addition to emerging perspectives on paintings.
Franz Xaver Höller
„Magic Depth between two Poles“
March 20, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Sculptures by Franz-Xaver Höller are characterized by a certain polarity. The sculptor knows how to work masterly with glass. He shapes balloons, bowls and figures creating aesthetic couples. He then grinds and engraves them until they acquire an irresistible aura. He mainly creates couples which seem to look alike, but differ in their details. His works point out the poles between chaos and order, bonding and loosening, uniformity and diversity. In his endeavor, Höller is inspired by nature and man, the polarity of life and death or day and night. In his glass objects he depicts connection and separation. ...